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Polypid at esophags & biop stomach

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    Medical Coding Books
    if remove polyp/lesion from a different site is separate code; 2110, 2111,2113 &2114 separate charge.
    So if removed polypoid lesion at mid esophagus 43239
    and biopsy obtained in stomach can be charge separately with be honest more I read, more
    Please help me.
    Thank you

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    If the polyp was removed from the esophagus and a biopsy was done on stomach/gastric, it all is coded on what instrument was used-forceps only once per EGD, and snare only once per EGD-no matter how many times per EGD.
    So, say polyp was snare, and biopsy in stomach region was forcep removal, you would code-43251, 43239-59.
    But, if both were done by forceps,
    you would code-43239. Once.
    Kathleen-Digestive Health Associates

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